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often said our city and our strength is our international status and we do that with all the sister cities, with all of the flag raisings, but this is kind of new. what i said to our counsel general it's special because it's kind of bringing forth the things that we have done and the things that we enjoy doing and placing it into a recognized celebration that goes for a long time, so i am proud to launch this here in san francisco, and if i may to not only let you know that it's a great honor to have the italian ambassador here in the united states. it's a great honor for it to be proclaimed italian culture day in san francisco. if i may present this to the counsel general. [applause] >> thank you and one more word of italian that i could do is gracia because i do have a mazatti waiting for me. >> it's right out in front. >> i won't ruin your language but we're proud here to be hosting this and we're going to be of course doing more in celebration and then i will get to have a chance to visit washington dc on the experience they have as well, so thank you very much everybody. [app
it an international city, but only part of it is an international city. the rest of it, there's this enormous murder rate. there are a lot of schools in trouble. >> but has he gone on to a political reset? your article has rahm emanuel 2.0. >> i mean he's reset in the sense that he's in charge of a city now. he's not whipping congressmen into shape. he's not a chief of staff in the white house. so he's reset his demeanor. but i think if you talk to people who cover him all the time in chicago, he comes in on a kind of reformist theme and yet there's no transparency in there. he replaces the ethics committee without any public input. he's wealthy so he's not somebody who is going to take kickbacks. but the system around him is difficult to change. i don't know if he's up to changing it. you have jesse jackson jr. >> can i ask about him quickly. what led to this downfall? >> it's a corruption case. i mean he's involved in -- >> that's the politics in general? >> he's involved with a major corporation that a h a slush fund and there's a federal investigation. the corporation got raided a month before h
this city, and in making what it is, the city that is international, innovative and open. it's difficult to name names but let me mention angela rosy and judge misconnie and in city hall and in the hearts and minds of san franciscans. let me mention ap geny and found an important bank and the inventor what we call the micro credit and helped the city recover from the big earthquake of 1906. guy mo roller who was the founder, established the opera in san francisco, by the way there's an italian directing the opera and laurence fergetty and 93 and good friend of the community. he is the father of the b generations and the guy that started the culture revolution of the 60's and 70's so in many ways italians have made lasting contribution to this city and the silicon valley. there is an important engineer that developed the first micro prosser for intel, so it's a tremendous foundation to celebrate italian culture 2013. also i was reminded by our pastors that san francisco gets its name from an italian man and holly man. it is noted. >> >> for kindness and compassion and generosity and i
oysters could be lost. >>> the sound of gunfire may soon echo across the runways at san jose international airport. city council members have given the green light last night for a plan that lets airport workers fire off guns to scare birds from the runways that would only be as a last resort, mind you. if noisemakers and blankets don't work. oakland and sfo already do it. san jose has reported 180 bird strikes since 2009. >>> talk about create testify. bart workers are using inflatable dancers to shoo birds a w it's to keep birds from laying eggs there. taxpayers are paying $5 million for them. that's $17,000 per nest for the birds. >> there you go. >>> the fate of a dog park in the east bay is in limbo. they didn't have enough votes to make a move on the dog play area at astro park. nowhere along lake merritt are dogs allowed off leash. animal fans want to turn a corner at lakeshore avenue and macarthur boulevard into a dog park. opponents say it's the right idea but the wrong location. the city council will take the issue up again on december 18. >>> 4:57 right now. mission accomplished
. >> some of the people like us have come not to do not normally protest because nobody is safe in the city anymore. >> the woman died of severe internal and brain injuries. six people including a minor and of the server work arrested and are charged now with murder pierre >> it is a couple of days before we reach the freezing mark. >> we have a cold snap on tap. >> a cold snap just in time for new year's eve? what it feels like a snow -- like a cold snap arrived today. the ft noon high was only 28 degrees. we're down to 23 degrees with it -- with a wind out of the west at 15 m.p.h. and we did get some snow this morning, not much to really matter. it brings the total for the month to just nine tenths of an inch or a little below 1 inch. 28 degrees was the high today. the official high was up to 32 degrees. we have now fallen back to 23 degrees at o'hare. the big story is the wind. the win currently at 10 m.p.h. to 20 m.p.h. that has windshield values very cold. northern indiana has its own problems. but look at this. the colder settling on the gulf coast. that is a hard freeze warning in
that cam off yesterday morning. the missing piece was found on the runway at kansas city international airport. the plane this just taken off for denver. >>> a radar image shows the plane's path. the pilot circled kansas city for 30 minutes to burn off some fuel. a passenger said the flight attendants were shaken but the plane landed safely, no one was injured. the aircraft is getting a full inspection. not a good sign when the flight attendants are shaken. >> you can see the engine from the window and you're look, oh, my god, you know? that's scary. >> a little scary. >> i bet traffic is light. >> yeah. >> just a get. >> not scary out the . >> we're falling asleep over here in the traffic department. almost nothing going on. we have a fender-bender but as you can see there is no delay behind it because there's hardly any cars on the road. northbound 680 approaching highway 237 if you are heading through milpitas, they got one lane blocked northbound. so here is what it looks like outside. we're doing great if you are heading towards the oakland coliseum. no delay out towards the macar
their sights is their biggest target-- the damascus international airport, about 12 heles southeast of the city. poavy bombardment reported today in the suburbs in the surrounding area. rebel leaders called the airport a legitimate target, and gave a atark warning to the regime and outside travelers to avoid it at all costs. fighting near the airport force the suspension of commercial flights this week. some airlines have already stopped all together. a rebel takeover of the airport ould also cut off weapon supplies and regime allies like iran says andrew tabler of the washington institute of near wa east policy. >> as the country's longest runways, from that location that jets from iran land, the isrrying a lot of sophisticated weapons, so knocking that location out, taking it over and holding it, will allow the rebels to begin their push towards damascus without having the threat of resupply from the iranians. f reporter: that makes it far fo valuable for forces loyal to syrian president bashar al-assad to give up without a fight. the battle for damascus and its ortport might prove to be the
.5 million people need humanitarian assistance. the international medical humanitarian organization, doctors without borders, says in one city alone there are tens of thousands of people, many of them wounded, trapped by the intense fighting in deir ezzor. a coordinate we are doctors without borders joins me from luzon, switzerland. i know you weren't able to get into the city during your trip. but how close did you get and what did you see? >> well, we have been able to get to the outskirts of the city and discuss with different medical associations and medical personnel to get an idea of the situation within the city. >> what do they need? i know you guys are in every tough place in the world, you are there with the sold yes, with the fighters, with the reporters. what do they need in this particular city, deir azzour? >> inside deir azzour, they are in great need of replacing the doctor there for months now, working around the clock. and four doctors in a field hospital inside the city where they have to serve a population of between 10 and 30,000 people. and they need, of course, supply.
in the lawsuit file bid a new york city hotel housekeeper against the former head of the international monetary fund. she accused dominic strauss-kahn of sexual assaulting her inside of his suite. she was seeking unspecified damages. he claims the sex was consensual. terms were not announced. >> i think all over the world, i say that i can't work. ask god bless you all. thank you very much. >> a jury indicted strauss-kahn but. >> a plan to motivate girls around the world enroll in school was launched by the united states and -- united nations and pakistan named by a 15-year-old shot by the taliban.z>o another fund recreated with the help of silicon valley its right. my favorite quote is education is our basic right. those words have inspired a lot of people to help educate girls around the world. there are two funds, like you said, set up to help achieve that goal. a private fund has roots here in the silicon valley. pakistani government donated $10 million to the fund for girls rights to education. that will help the united nations with it's goal to ensure all girls have access to school by th
crashed into an overpass at the city's international airport. our affiliate wplg reports two people have been killed. at least 30 people were hospitalized, three of them with critical injuries. >>> cleanup and an investigation is under way in southern new jersey after a freight train derailed on a bridge and crashed into a creek. four of the freight cars involved were carrying a highly toxic chemical which leaked into the creek. hundreds of residents were evacuated from the area and 71 people were taken to the hospital with respiratory issues. >>> john mcafee made a fortune as a pioneer of anti-virus software, but he spent the past several weeks shielding himself from authorities in belize. he's wanted for questioning in the killing of his neighbor last months. he hadn't been seen for three weeks until last night when he sat down with cnn's martin s savidge for an exclusive interview. i understand just getting to this interview was really an adventure in itself. they're looking for him. you found him. >> that was something almost out of a low-grade spy movie. it began with three words wh
in -- in parts of the world. it is the first major city in the world to see in the new year. auckland is 496 kilometers west of the international date line. as west as you can get. the fireworks going off in auckland at the start of 2013. the new year has already started elsewhere in the pacific. in other news, at least 10 people have been killed in a series of explosions across iraq. dozens more wounded. kirkuk was among the cities targeted. seven people have died in bombings, all thought to be from the same family. iraq's prime minister, nouri al- maliki, is saying foreign countries are instigating sectarian division. more protests are expected in anbar province. they are demanding the release of sunni prisoners. tell us more about the explosions in iraq. who was targeted? a was carrying them out? -- who was carrying them out? >> we are getting conflicting reports about who the target was. the houses were demolished because of an improvised explosive device. one house belongs to an iraqi police officer. the other two might have been used as a place where shia pilgrims rest on their journey
. brazilia was inaugurated in april of 1960. he also designed that most international of buildings, the u.n. headquarters in new york city. thanks for being part of my program this week. i will see you next week. >>> hello, i'm alison kosik with a check of our top stories. going over the fiscal cliff could send the u.s. economy into verse. christine lagarde spoke with candy kroll crowley about how a needs to be hammered out. >> the best way to go forward is to have a balanced a i approach that takes into account both increasing the revenue, which means either raising tax or creating new sources of revenue and cutting spendings as well. >> the imf has a real interest in how the u.s. economy is doing because it will d
. >> they are truly looking for who caused this problem. >> reporter: the school system now conducting an internal review. and school officials plan to bring in counselors to the school to talk to students about nolan. live at city school headquarters for wjz, eyewitness news. >> thank you. school officials say nolan was fingerprinted and passed a background check. the 15-year-old victim is not a student at hazelwood. >>> accused in a sex abuse case, an aid at the maryland school for the deaf. legis say clarence taylor touched them inappropriately while he was working in the dorms. the school is not commenting. >>> the man who police say grabbed an officer's gun and fired in a baltimore county hospital is now charged with attempted murder. he was handcuffed in the emergency room when he struggled with an officer. he managed to get her gun and it fired grazing the officer's leg. he was subdued with pepper spray. >>> it won't become legal until january 1st, but same-sex couples are lining up to get marriage licenses. the city of baltimore is opening its doors
international center. friday december 14 city club will host dan cronin, president of the io of the national association and homelessness. these visit our website, city club.org for information about her upcoming foreign or to listen to a podcast of past programs. we'd like to welcome our guests at tables hosted by humana. and medical mutual. thank you for your support. would also like to welcome to today's program students who are joining us from the area high schools. student participation is made possible by generous gift from a charitable trust her today we welcome students from jcpenney school. students, please stand and be reckoned as. [applause] now we would like to return to her speaker for a traditional city club question and answer. we welcome questions for my phone, putting guests. holding the microphone today is kerry miller. we have our first question please. >> mr. brousard commie talk about complexities facing the average american patient. certainly insurance exchanges in the next year or so will make it more complex. [inaudible] in the drafting of the affordable care act. why
of over and hour, 160-minute delays averaging in the city of philadelphia, and philly international airport. the rain moving on in. in new york city not expecting to see too much snowfall, maybe a coating, an inch or two into the afternoon hours and the evening. inland, the taoeupb yore portions of the northeast easily over a foot of snow. some place expect thing 18 inches. severe weather risk across parts of the indianas and the char line as. >> reporter: i just made it through laguardia last notice and that weather forecast is exactly why i came back. thank you. >> reporter: the united states is less than a week away from going over the so-called fiscal cliff. they say if president obama and congress don't make a deal we will almost certainly see a recession. do you buy that, steven? >> the congressional budget office is a nonpartisan group that does this and says we will in fact have an immediate rescission. they say that we come out of a short, sharp recession stronger than we would be if we didn't go into that recession in the first place. we stop borrowing money from the futur
to l u-s adoptions.. why?? plus meet one family who's gotten stuck in the middle this international dispute. join us for cbs 5 eyewitness news this morning... beginng at 4:30. good morning. it's friday, ,,,, >>> here's look at forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., partly sunny, 42. atlanta, partly sunny, 54. st. louis, cloudy, 38, denver, mostly cloudy, 33, seattle, mostly cloudy, 44 degrees. >>> here's another look at this morning's top stories. general norman swargts schwarzkopf died at his home yesterday in tampa, florida. he drove iraqi forces out of kuwait. he died from complications related to pneumonia. he was 78 years old. >>> and president obama meets with congressional leaders this afternoon at the white house to try to cut a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. in just four days across-the-board spending cuts take effect. >>> if president obama and congress fails to reach an agreement the price of milk could lead sharply. perhaps $6 per gallon. at issue is the farm bill and how much the federal government pays farmers. john blackstone reports.
in shopping areas comes as oakland urges people to shop locally. >>> the san jose city council has postponed today's discussion of a man to remove bird hazards from mineta international airport. the plan would allow firearms to be used to get birds away from the airport where they pose a hazard when they fly into jet engines. if firing blanks doesn't scare them, birdshot could be used. the issue is expected to be on the agenda next tuesday. >>> san francisco's board of supervisors is expected to give final approval today to ban public nudity. protestors stripped at san francisco city hall last month when supervisors gave preliminary approval to the ban. they plan to do so again today. >>> it is 4571. a federal judge temporarily blocks california's new gay therapy law. it is the first of its kind to ban conversion therapy to make a gay minor become straight. just hours after hearing, u.s. district court judge ruled the rights outweigh the dangers it may pose to young people will you about still apply to three providers until trial. >>> the drug manufacturer pfizer is starting another round of
be spent for here in union city. in union city, abc 7 news. >> we'll see you then, turning to international news now, united nations security council condemning north korea's successful rocket launch. the north fired the rockets into orbit today defying previous warnings from un and washington this, is video provided by north korea state run television. the saying the launch violated a resolution banning any launch using ballistic missle tech nlg. the obama administration called the launch a provocative act. >> house republican leaders are pressing president obama to come up with a plan they can accept for spending cuts and tax revenues to avoid the so called fiscal cliff. time is running out now for both parties to reach a compromise. we have the latest. >> the deadline to avoid the fiscal cliff is december 316789 lawmakers have less time if they want get something together that congress can pass and the president can sign. >> the longer the white house road blocks this discussion, closer our economy gets to the fiscal cliff. >> in an interview, the president was optimistic a deal can be r
rebel operations in the eastern city of aszohr. meanwhile, russia's top diplomat and international envoy to syria met in moscow and they are calling for a syrian-led political transition. they warn the conflict is becoming more militarized and sectarian. >> the conflict is not only more and more militarized, it is also more and more sectarian. and if we are not careful, if the syrians themselves are not careful, it will be a mainly sectarian conflict with really dire consequences for the people of syria. >> the meeting appears to signal a shift in position by russia. so far moscow has opposed efforts by the u.n. security council to oust syrian president who has been a longtime ally. >>> meanwhile, a member of russia's parliament is trying to reverse part of a controversial law banning all adoptions by americans. the state-run news agency says the lawmaker is submitting an amendment that would allow americans to adopt children with disabilities. but the u.s. is hoping for a total reversal and so are hundreds of americans waiting to adopt russian orphans. lisa silvester has more. >> report
a new york city hotel maid sexual assault lawsuit against former international monetary fund chief dominique strauss-kahn. the former ims chief's lawyer saying the two sides should resolve the case. tuesday, giving back to military families. michelle obama will visit a dc military base to deliver toys and gifts to the marine corps toys for tots campaign. wednesday, the pope turns to social media. pope benedict xvi recently launched his own twitter page, and starting wednesday, the pope himself will begin to tweet. he'll respond to questions put to him about faith and belief by twitter users, asking the ask pontiff hashtag. thursday, violent protests against the new charter continue in egypt, mohammed morsi warns once it is passed, there should be no obstacle and everyone must follow its will. that's a look at the week ahead. fox news. >>> they promise their fourth fight would end in a knockout. mission accomplished for mannie pacquiao and juan marques. >> and we'll also have the recipe for a skins win, coming up. >> hopefully they don't need the sunshine to win, melanie, because we
. i think this may be keeping with the idea that citi is an international company. don't need as much stuff here. maybe. >> to the extent financial services are being commotitized. reflective of changes going on overall at financial services as you get out of markets that are so transparent now that you can't make the margin that you once again. therefore you have to focus on the cost size. >> i don't think people understand how much money they used to make. in a transaction you could hide gross credit. you could say you're buying this at 100 but you are getting to 98. no one is taking two anymore. those were the ways you really made a lot of money if you were a sales trader. >> the bulk of the layoffs is from global consumer banking. >> global consumer. >> they are talking brazil, hong kong -- >> those are growth markets. >> that's fascinating. 35% coming from that. >> and 25% from institutional clients. >> what the heck are they doing? are they retreating? the whole thing was to put everybody there. i guess -- >> it's not a supermarket. they want to be bodega. >> they didn't think p
from outside washington into washington. it depends from city-to-city. boston business leaders are interested in health care. miami, transportation, san diego, international -- an intellectual property -- it varies from city-to-city. in terms of immigration reform, what we have seen as different sectors of the economy look at immigration differently. the high-tech community is looking at bringing in more high-skilled workers or keeping graduates in the united states to help them with challenges in computer sciences, for example, or health sciences. you have the hotel industry and the airline industry focused on trying to make sure that travel visas are administered more efficiently so we can bring in more tourists to spend more money. you have the industry sectors with an interest in immigration. our view is immigration reform will be a big issue in 2013 and you will see big companies across sectors working together, combining shared interests to get something done. host: here is a tweet from one of our viewers -- how does the national debt directly effect businesses, or does i
for citi and bank of america, on a lot of revenue growth. it's dependant upon internal execution, so in bank of america's case they are going to generate over $18 billion in -- in capital. they are going to return to shareholders. i mean, i have not seen an opportunity like this in four or five years >> i like what you see about the catalyst, because number one, you say these banks are adequately capitalized and we've seen the capital being raised over the last couple of years. you wrote in the report yesterday that you think bank of america could quadruple its dividends? >> that's conservative. that could be low by a factor -- they could do two times that. what was said is the maximum payout, dividend payout ratio for the banks is going to be 30%. we took 16% of that so basically half of that, and our assumptions, the math and incredibly intensive analysis we went through this, it incorporates extremely conservative assumptions so when we started yesterday, 45% upside for bank of america and 35% upside, and this is short-term upside for bank of america over, you know, a $100 billion
. arey resigned as the director general and ceo of moose international. he will be replaced by scott heart, currently the executive director of moose child city and school. the presentation release issued today by moose did not mention the assault allegations. most holiday travelers are back on the move again after a big snowstorm caused plenty of delays. only a few dozen flights were canceled in chicago today. that compared to hundreds yesterday. but hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses are without power in wisconsin, iowa, nebraska, michigan, and illinois. our series the cost of spending concludes tonight with possible solutions at a close look at the leadership of house speaker john boehner after last night's vote debacle. stay with us. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15 % or more on car in
, in the big tier one and two cities, they have 2176 kfcs. but in the smaller cities, 1167. as far as i'm concerned, yum's real problem is not china. there is yum's fast growing international business and then there is the slow growth domestic business. for the last year the company has shut down more stores than it opened. i'm saying right here right now give me a fee if it happened. do you think that is nuts? that is what altria did with phillip morris international. fast growing international one, and they decided to break up, a domestic stock and the growth stock in the form of phillip morris. i think yum should be the same thing. the business is sizzling. and now that taco bell has turned things around, i think that the domestic business has enough to turn around as well. right now, yum trades at 18 times earnings. if you split up the breakup, i think it will get a higher multiple to the point where the sum of the two parts might be more $77 per share. look, even if yum doesn't break itself up, china is going to resume its long march upward. to me it seems like a recipe for a highe
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of the international monetary fund and was accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid last year in new york city. the lawyers for him and the lawyers for the maid are supposed to get foeg in court at 2:00 p.m. today in new york. it's amid reports he's going to settle with her. the fallout from that scandal is irrepable. it forced him to resign as chief of the imf for one, and then it decimated his hopes of running for president in france. last time around anyway. so now different stage, a little bit lighter, shall we
the warplanes. what we hear again and again when rebels capture a city or liberate a city and then the airplanes come in and warplanes start shelling and drive them out of those areas. >> we know the international envoy for syria he was in russia and today he's in egypt. what specifically is he trying to accomplish? >> well, he's in egypt today to report back to the arab league and to the secretary-general of the arab league and his findings from his diplomatic trips these past few days. he was in syria meeting with other figures and then brahimi went to moscow where he met with the foreign minister. the foreign minister of russia as well as brahimi urged all sides to come to the table but the fighting still rages on in syria. now, today, we heard just in the last hour from brahimi. he actually said in cairo that the situation is so bad in syria that now we have close to 50,000 people killed there in the nearly two years of war. by next year, up to 100,000. there is an opportunity of parties to come together, but not going to last forever and the situation there is getting more and more dire eve
investigating. >> oakland police investigating the death of an innocent bystander. a 47-year-old is the city's 124th homicide victim of 2012. the grandmother struck and killed last night on international boulevard before 6:00 during a gun battle taking place between people on the other side of the street. nick smith will have more on the story at 5:00. >> in san francisco, a firefighter taken to the homt for smoke inhalation after battling an apartment fire in the city ocean view district that started on the second floor of this building this morning. the 25 residents were evacuated and being helped bit red cross. the cause of the fire is still under investigation.z> pg&e's plan won approval today. >> under the plan, pg&e will test 800 miles of pipeline and replace 200 milesist at a cost of $2 billion. customers will pay more than half of that. roughly $1íñryñ two a month for the average ratepayer this, follows the deadly 2010 san bruno explosion. local leaders feel ripped off by p.u.c. and pg&e. >> now they're making 11% on improvements. it's shameful they'd allow pg&e to profit from
international correspondent arwa damon explains, the city's combat zones are expanding each and every day. >> reporter: they are home again, but they are cold and broke and still in danger. about a third of the families who fled the neighborhood of aleppo have come back. only to find out that these streets are now on the front line lines. if the regime can retake the city, it can cut off the main artery for opposition forces in aleppo and reopen a route to the airport. on a nearby hill top, the neighborhood, the rebels used to control that as well, but lost it a month ago. the battle lines here are constantly fluid. and snipers are a constant threat. the front line is visible just through here. and we can barely make out three bodies. the rebel fighters are telling us that there are two male and one female. there were five. they managed to extract two, but they can't reach the others. for the children here, gunfire has become background noise. this 12-year-old hardly notices. she says she's not afraid anymore. to start with, little hala is also chatty. but then gets scared. her father say
that they delayed until next tuesday. >>> and mineta san jose international airport has permission to use guns to scare birds away from the runway. the city council voted to allow that if noisemakers and blanks don't do the job. they already do it at sfo and oakland international airport. we have your traffic and weather and weather coming up right after this. ,,,,,,,,,, >>> good morning. we have some mass transit delays to start off with this morning. caltrain has taken two trains out of service due to mechanical problems. they are going to combine them with other trains. the rest of mass transit is on time. wet roadways and slow and go on the peninsula. >> strong storms moving through the bay area right now. here we go again. high-def doppler radar showing you a lot of the yellows even some orange outside. it's pushing a little bit further to the south now. but it is heavy through fremont, portola valley, san carlos, hayward and livermore. heavy rainfall there. looks like that all tapers off by the afternoon just to widely scattered showers. dry weather returns tomorrow. ,,,,,,,, >>> you kno
corporation. next friday, december 7, the city club welcomes aaron david miller, vice president of new initiatives and distinguished scholar at the woodrow wilson international center for scholars. friday, december 14th. the city club will host an roman, president and ceo of the national association to end homelessness. please visit our web site, ski club.org, for information about our upcoming forum or to listen to a podcast of any of our past programs. we'll like to welcome guests from human in humana care, and mutual. thank you for your support. we would like to welcome to today's programs students who are joining us from area high school. student participation is made possible by a generous gift from the chars sparr trust. will the students please stand and be recognize it. [applause] >> now we would like to return to our speaker for our traditional city club question and answer period. we welcome questions from everyone, including guests, holding the microphone today is program directer kerry miller, may we have our first question, please. >> mr. broussard, you talked about the co
, bringing people from outside washington into washington. it depends from city-to-city. boston business leaders are interested in health care. miami, transportation, san diego, international -- an intellectual property -- it varies from city-to-city. in terms of immigration reform, what we have seen as different sectors of the economy look at immigration differently. the high-tech community is looking at bringing in more high-skilled workers or keeping graduates in the united states to help them with challenges in computer sciences, for example, or health sciences. you have the hotel industry and the airline industry focused on trying to make sure that travel visas are administered more efficiently so we can bring in more tourists to spend more money. you have the industry sectors with an interest in immigration. our view is immigration reform will be a big issue in 2013 and you will see big companies across sectors working together, combining shared interests to get something done. host: here is a tweet from one of our viewers -- how does the national debt directly effect businesses, o
-qaeda in and around the cities, not the caves of pakistan, to get to bin laden. she was write about tassed overn internal position at the agency and sop of the folks liken it to mean girls because they suggest that there was a lot of widespread jealousy and resuspectsment. >> bill: was she actually the driving force to find bin laden? is that true? >> she was one of them for sure. she was an early believer in this method. >> bill: cameron, real quick, 15 seconds, they going to get a budget deal? >> tougher and tougher. today eric cantor, the majority leader of the republicans and the house, said we can stay through christmas. we can still 'til new year. that was sign that the republican leadership is backing up boehner who says there is no deal yet and the president is not moving yet. >> bill: okay. we'll bring it back next week. >> thank you. >> bill: i like the pocket hankie. we have a new poll question. do you believe "the factor"'s christmas controversy coverage is accurate or overblown? we'll give you the results on monday on that. plenty more ahead as "the factor" moves along this evening.
best november since 1973. in syria, the u.n. announced it is pulling out non-essential international staff for their own safety. those who remain will be restricted to the capital city, damascus. separately, the u.s. voiced mounting concern about activity at syrian government sites storing chemical weapons. this afternoon, president obama warned syrian leader bashar al- assad not to cross that line. oday i want to make it absolutely clear to assad and those under his command, the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. and if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons, there will be consequences. and you will be held accountable. >> sreenivasan: in response, syria's government released a statement saying it would never use chemical weapons on its own people. the regime has never confirmed it has such weapons. there were warnings about greater curbs on the internet, as the world's nations gathered today for a summit on telecommunications. the 11-day conference in dubai is the first such review since 1988, well before the web was ful
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